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Evelyn Swanson spent nearly three years as a member of WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during the World War II era. -- Photo by Jason Schulte

Swanson reflects on her time in the Navy

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The moment happened nearly 65 years ago, but Evelyn Swanson can remember like it was yesterday.

Swanson walked into a classroom at a Naval base in Norfolk, Va., where the topic was going to be basic Naval knowledge.

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"I attended my first class and there were 11 sailors and me," she said. "They were surprised to see me and vice versa."

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte has been with the Herald since 2006. He covers County government and anything else that happens in Pierce County on a daily basis.
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